Tips for getting around by public transport
How to get from the airport to the city, what card you need to access our transportation system, where you can consult about the circuits you want to take, how is our system of free bicycle usage and all data to move around at ease.
Ask for your Welcome Kit to have your SUBE card.
Public transport in Buenos Aires is paid exclusively with the SUBE card. To have it, ask for your Welcome Kit and we will leave your activated card in your name. Remember that you will have to charge credit before using it and that on the first charge you will pay the cost of the card (ARS $ 90).
You can also buy your card at the SUBE Points located at lottery agencies, train or subway stations and commercial premises.
Move like a porteño
Get to know the bicycle system of the City: EcoBici
The public bicycle transport system is great and is free. How does it work? You download the app, become your user and you can enjoy touring the City on wheels. Download it here.
How do I get there?
Consult the interactive map of the city to find directions and know how to get from one point to another by selecting the means of transport you want to take and the number of meters you want to walk. Also download the app "Como Llego" to access from your mobile.
Here the subway is called "subte"
The subway is the fastest and easiest way to reach your destination in the City of Buenos Aires. The six lines are connected to the main avenues, train and bus stations, and converge in the city center, yes down there in the Obelisk. The service operates from Monday to Friday from 5:30 to 23:30, on Saturdays from 6 to 00 h and on Sundays and holidays from 8 to 22:30, depending on the line you want to take and the time of day.
And the bus, "bondi"
To the urban bus, we call it "colectivo" or, if you want to speak like a true porteño, "bondi". It is the most widespread means of transport in Buenos Aires: it reaches everywhere and operates 24 hours, although after 23 hours the frequency is reduced. Depending on the line you want to take (and the time of day), the frequencies can vary between 2 minutes and 40 minutes. First day of class? Leave well in advance, just in case. Which one do you take? Use the app "Cómo Llego" and problem solved.
Train: the most convenient way to get in and out of the city
The train network is the alternative to know the "must places" that are outside the radius of the City of Buenos Aires, such as the area of ??Tigre and the Delta, with its green and its islands. The key station, Retiro: all trains leave from there.
They are yellow and black and they are everywhere. The rate includes a "flag drop", that is the initial price from which it begins to add, and an additional one that grows according to distance and time. It is more expensive than public transport. You can order it on the street or, for more security, through the app "BA Taxi", to pay by card and know the details and qualification of the driver.
We do not recommend the use of Uber. In Buenos Aires, it is illegal and therefore not subject to any control. If you prefer to order your car through an application you can use "BA Taxi", the official app of the City Government, or "Cabify", a private company whose cars are enabled as remís.
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